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    Lightbulb Headlights keep burning out ? any thoughts

    So I have picked a lovely 2004 Wrx and keep on having to change out the halogen driving bulbs. In the 18 months I have owned this lovely little racer, I have had to replace the burntout bulbs on either side at least 6 separate times. I have used factory replacement, silverstar and basic halogen.They don't seem to last more than 3-4 months before one side goes. Any more technical savy folks out there with a similar problem and better yet perhaps a solution for me?? I have changed these myself and via the dealership.

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    Maybe wrong harnesses?
    Sounds like the wrong bulb is going in or wrong wattage going to bulbs.
    I know some xenons burn to hot and melt the harness.
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    Sounds like the wrong voltage is going to the bulbs. Do you have a voltmeter?
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    FYI - Silverstars and Osram Silverstars are known for not lasting very long

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    Are you touching the glass of the bulbs with your bare hands?Make sure you are using the sealing boots for the bulb harness.Try putting alittle dielectric grease in the bulb socket.This will prevent moisture and arcing in the socket.GE Nighthawks would be much better replacements and cheaper.Check Walmart for these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    FYI - Silverstars and Osram Silverstars are known for not lasting very long
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Are you touching the glass of the bulbs with your bare hands?Make sure you are using the sealing boots for the bulb harness.Try putting alittle dielectric grease in the bulb socket.This will prevent moisture and arcing in the socket.
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